Supply Chain Management: A high stakes game

Supply chain management software is becoming increasingly sophisticated and flexible, but now needs to be 100 per cent accurate, writes Leslie Faughnan.

5th May, 2012
Ronan Clinton, managing director, Heavey RF: 'Innovate or create -- or be a has-been'. Photo: Tony O'Shea

While we may talk conceptually and almost in the abstract about the many ways in which global supply chain management (SCM) has moved into the centre of manufacturing today, it is equally important to recognise that the implementation of that vision comes down to moving physical goods along the chain.

SCM incorporates both the 24x365 global view, and the date and time recording of package 4321 passing through transport hub XY, with up-to-date estimated time...

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